After the sweeping mandate in Karnataka Assembly elections, Congress is busy finalising the Chief Minister following open claims from senior leaders Siddaramaiah and D.K.Shivakumar.

Sources within the AICC instructed IANS that Siddaramaiah has put ahead a suggestion that he was prepared to share the Chief Minister place with Shivakumar.

However, Siddaramaiah, in accordance with the sources, needs the primary time period and that he would demit workplace after the primary two years with Shivakumar to comply with in the remainder of the time period.

With the Kurba group and Vokkaliga group of Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar respectively pitching for his or her group members, the Congress excessive command is in a tough scenario.

The Congress excessive command is prone to finalise the choice on Monday itself and there’s a sturdy risk of Siddaramaiah changing into the Chief Minister for the primary time period.

Sources within the social gathering instructed IANS that Shivakumar may also agree for this association however he has categorically knowledgeable the social gathering excessive command that he ought to be made the one Deputy Chief Minister with dwelling portfolio.

According to a senior chief of the Karnataka Congress, round 70 per cent of the elected legislators had supported Siddaramaiah as Chief Minister.

The closing determination will probably be introduced by AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge after consulting the AICC observers – former Maharashtra Chief Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Jitendra Singh, and Deepak Babariya.

The AICC president could have discussions with Sonia, Rahul, and Priyanka Gandhi in addition to the AICC basic secretary (Organisation), K.C. Venugopal, and AICC basic secretary in command of Karnataka, Randeep Singh Surjewala.


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